To prevent exposure to others, individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and/or have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to call their healthcare provider or the Steuben County Health Department (260-668-1000 ext. 1500) PRIOR to arriving at a healthcare facility. You can also call our COVID-19 Resource Line at 260-667-5555, available from 7am – 7pm. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.
Updated Visitor Restrictions
May 13, 2020
In an abundance of caution and until further notice, Cameron Hospital has updated our visitor restrictions to continue to protect the health of our patients, associates, physicians, and community. These visitation rules apply to the hospital, urgent care, and all physician offices and clinics.
NO VISITORS will be admitted into any clinical setting, with the following exceptions:
- If the patient is a minor or incapacitated adult
- One designated parent/guardian or a patient caregiver per visit will be allowed.
- A single designated partner or primary caretaker for mothers delivering babies
- No visitors under age 18, which includes siblings of a newborn.
- End-of-life situations
- Cameron will work with each individual family to make safe accommodations.
- In addition, individuals coming to one of our outpatient centers or physician offices will be restricted to a single visitor responsible for transportation. If that person is not needed for communication purposes, they should remain in their vehicle while we care for the patient. Please bring a mobile phone to support communication.
- Ambulatory practices and administrative buildings are not allowing pharmaceutical representatives and other outside vendors on site until further notice.
- If the patient is a minor or incapacitated adult
We recognize these restrictions can be disappointing to our patients and visitors and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your family. The health and safety of you, our patients and care team are our top priority during this heightened time of illness.
We encourage you to use FaceTime, Skype and phone calls to visit with loved ones in the hospital. Should you need assistance with this, please let a staff member know.
To help manage the flow of patients and visitors, non-essential hospital entrances have been closed. Additional screening is being performed at entry points.
Personal protective equipment
To safeguard supplies, face masks have been removed from public areas. Staff will provide direction to patients or visitors who may need masks or other personal protective equipment.
Cameron’s volunteer services, which aid in a variety of areas, have been suspended.
Wherever possible, Cameron Hospital is practicing social distancing, which means limiting close contact with others. Community events, classes, and non-essential meetings may be canceled or postponed. Contact the organizer if you are unsure about the status of a specific event, class, or meeting.
If you believe you are experiencing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) symptoms, the best course of action is to use the Coronavirus Self-Checker from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To get started click here, then click on the light-blue box towards the top of the page labeled “Coronavirus Self-Checker.”
If you qualify for testing based on the CDC’s Self-Checker, the next step is to contact one of the following resources:
- Cameron Hospital’s COVID-19 Resource Line, call 260-667-5555, available from 7am – 7pm
- Steuben County Health Department, call 260-668-1000 ext. 1500
- Your healthcare provider
You should NOT go to a healthcare facility without contacting one of these resources first.
Letter from Cameron Hospital CEO
To prevent exposure to others, individuals who are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath and/or have had contact with someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to call their healthcare provider or the Steuben County Health Department (260-668-1000 ext. 1500) PRIOR to arriving at a healthcare facility. You can also call our COVID-19 Resource Line at (260)-667-5555, available from 7am – 7pm. A team member will be available to answer questions and connect you with relevant resources.
The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund
The COVID-19 Cameron Response Fund is a secure way for individuals to contribute to Cameron’s efforts during this time of need.
This fund will enable us to immediately purchase essential supplies such as personal protective equipment for our frontline staff and allow us to prepare for the exponential growth of upcoming healthcare demands.
We understand the COVID-19 global pandemic will have an immense local impact. As the cornerstone for healthcare in our community, there is and will continue to be a vast need and demand for our services. Our mission continues to revolve around the health and wellness of our community. As the largest local, independent healthcare resource in our community, we need your support to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality care for you and your loved ones.
Cameron Hospital is a critical resource to Steuben County and the surrounding area. Please consider making a donation to help during this pandemic.
Cash Pricing for COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing
In compliance with the Public Health Act (Sec. 3202), please take the time to review the cash price for the diagnostic test for COVID-19. While your health insurance plan will likely cover this lab without cost to you based on current emergency rules, it is important to check with your plan provider for the most accurate pricing information. The amount charged also is subject to adjustment if state law mandates pricing or the test is performed by a government agency.
COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Cash Price
Note: Other tests and screenings may be ordered and provided at the same time of service, which will affect your total bill, and may not be part of the COVID-19 coverage with your plan, thus co-pays and deductibles may apply.
Homemade Fabric Masks
Due to the national shortage of face masks, Cameron Hospital is proactively welcoming our community to make fabric masks. We continue to work with our suppliers for standard disposable masks, however they are on long back orders, due to both demand and supply chain issues. We are not alone as other hospitals across the country are reporting the same supply concerns.